GENESEO, N.Y. - Seven members of the SUNY Geneseo women's lacrosse team were named all-conference by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), announced Tuesday.
Senior goalie Claudia Coleates was named a first-team honoree, while senior midfielder Liz Felix, senior defender Bridget Lincoln and sophomore midfielder Erin Cregan landed second-team recognition. Senior attack Tara Basile, senior defender Meagan Cook and first-year midfielder Maddie Lee copped third-team plaudits.
Coleates landed her second-consecutive first-team honoree after finishing first in the SUNYAC and 17th nationally with a 6.90 goals against average, while her .508 save percentage ranked second in the league and 32nd in the country. She was also named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament team for the second-straight season.
Felix received her second conference all-star certificate after also being named a first-team picke as a junior. Finishing second on the team with 29 goals as well as 35 points, she scored six points on three goals and three assists in the Knights SUNYAC victory over Potsdam (Apr. 23) and also logged four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in Geneseo's 9-7 conference tournament quarterfinal win over Oneonta (May 3).
Lincoln and Cook anchored a Geneseo defense that ended its season ranked first in the SUNYAC and tied for 24th nationally in scoring defense, only allowing 6.83 goals per game. Lincoln, who was also named an All-Tournament Team pick, finished fourth for the Knights with 21 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers, while Cook was tied for ninth in ground balls (15) and 10th in caused turnover (8).
Cregan, who garnered third-team honors as a first-year, led the Knights with 40 points, including 32 goals that were also a team-high. She was credited with five goals and an assist in the squad's SUNYAC victory over New Paltz (Apr. 2) and added a three-goal, two-assist showing in the team's 12-5 victory at Oswego (Apr. 12).
Despite missing six games due to injury, Basile led the team with 22 assists, while also finishing seventh in the league with 1.83 assists per game. Totaling a goal and four assists in the victory at Oswego before adding two goals and three assists at Potsdam, she finishes her career a two-time All-SUNYAC selection after also being named a third-team member as a junior.
Lee finished her first collegiate campaign fifth on the squad with 27 points, while her 20 goals were the team's fourth-highest total. She notched her first collegiate hat-trick to go along with an assist in the New Paltz victory before adding four goals during the team's regular-season showdown at Brockport (Apr. 26).
Geneseo finished the season with a 12-6 record, including a 6-2 SUNYAC mark that tied the Knights for second in the regular-season standings. Advancing to their 16th SUNYAC Tournament Semifinal appearance in 18 years, the Knights fell to Brockport, 14-8, (May 6) to close the season.